Lord Winston calls for cycle number plates after street assault

Lord Winston calls for cycle number plates after street assault

Prof Robert Winston, the Labour peer and fertility specialist, has called for cyclists to be required to have number plates after he claimed he was kicked and abused after challenging a woman not to ride on the pavement. In a letter to the Times, Lord Winston, 78, said he encountered the cyclist on Wednesday riding on the pavement in Bloomsbury, central London. After he pointed out that she was breaking the law, the woman became…

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Tui travel firm warns Boeing grounding to hit earnings

Tui travel firm warns Boeing grounding to hit earnings

In a statement on Friday, the Hanover-based holiday company said that it expected earnings for this year to be 17 per cent below the €1.2bn achieved in 2018, assuming the currently grounded Boeing craft resume flights in mid-July. It had previously guided that earnings for 2019 would be “broadly flat”. However, if there was no indication that the planes would be allowed to resume normal schedules in July, Tui said that it expected earnings would…

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British Airways flight to Düsseldorf lands in Edinburgh by mistake

British Airways flight to Düsseldorf lands in Edinburgh by mistake

A British Airways plane scheduled to travel from London for Düsseldorf mistakenly flew its passengers to Edinburgh instead. Rather than head east from City airport across the Channel into Europe, the plane flew due north to the Scottish capital. But the mistake was only spotted while landing, when passengers were welcomed to Edinburgh. According to one account, the pilot then took a show of hands from passengers to see who had expected to land in…

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Spread of Bogus Holiday Villa Websites Prompts Warning

Spread of Bogus Holiday Villa Websites Prompts Warning

Millions are lost each year by tourists falling victim to increasingly sophisticated scammers During the British winter, the thought of two weeks in a coastal villa with soul-stirring views of the sea and a huge pool to bask in is enough to offset the drudgery until the holidays start. For a growing number of people, however, their yearly break is turning into a nightmare as they find that the property they have paid thousands for…

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Thomas Cook to Close 21 Stores and Cut Jobs

Thomas Cook to Close 21 Stores and Cut Jobs

Travel firm Thomas Cook is closing 21 stores across the country and cutting more than 300 jobs. The company said 102 customer-facing roles would be axed as a result of the store closures, while it planned to cut a further 218 jobs “following a review of the retail workforce”. It said holidaymakers continued to switch bookings from stores to online. In September, Thomas Cook said profits would be hit after the summer heatwave saw many…

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